Vocal Fundamentals

Unleash and explore the expressive power of your singing voice, from the privacy of your own home.



The next Vocal Fundamentals LiveĀ class will be held
Sunday,Ā DecemberĀ 3,
and will cover coordinated onsets.

Have you always wanted to sing, but don’t know how to begin?

Do some aspects of singing come naturally to you, while others seem impossible?

Maybe you took lessons and improved, but your progress gradually slowed to a crawl.

Or perhaps you sing well, but you suspect it could feel easier.

If any of this sounds like you, you’re in the right place!

Introducing Vocal Fundamentals

by Claudia Friedlander, DMus 

Created with clarity and expertise, Vocal Fundamentals invites singers of all skill levels
to experience the extraordinary things their voices can do, in any style they enjoy.

It offers a comprehensive collection of tools and techniques that you can explore from your home.

If you’re a beginner, Vocal Fundamentals will help you develop skills and build confidence in your singing.

If you’re an experienced singer, it will help you develop a higher level of expertise.

If you’re a voice teacher, it will expand your pedagogical understanding and vocabulary.

Vocal Fundamentals is the self-study singing course that lets you set your own pace, explore within your comfort zone, and access support when you need it.

How does it work?

While one-on-one instruction has traditionally been the gold standard for vocal instruction, some aspects of singing are more effectively taught through other means; the most effective approach involves multiple modalities.
To accommodate each singer’s unique learning styles and goals, this supported self-study course employs a variety of learning modalities, including:
  • Lesson videos
  • Additional video and audio files
  • Downloadable handouts
  • Live webinars
  • Customized support
Each main lesson video covers a specific component of singing technique and is accompanied by exercises and supplementary media. Students can access individual support by posting comments and questions to individual lesson pages. In addition, you can request an online session with me to explore a specific exercise or concept in greater depth, provided you permit me to post an edited version of our session so that other students benefit from our work.
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What does it include?

Vocal Fundamentals incorporates everything I have learned about singing technique over twenty years of teaching and research. These twenty-four multimedia lesson modules comprise an immersive, comprehensive singing curriculum, designed to be accessible for students of all levels of experience and musical interests. Lesson topics include breathing, phonation, resonance, belting, range extension, and more.

If you find a particular topic difficult to understand or apply, you can request a one-on-one session with me to gain clarification, or you can view lessons in which other participants work on the topic in greater detail.

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an accomplished performer, this course offers everything you need to learn foundational concepts, expand your skills, troubleshoot specific issues, and achieve vocal stamina, flexibility, and ease.

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Who Is This Course For?

This course is for anyone who wants to improve their singing and is ready to commit to the process. It teaches technical principles and exercises that can be applied to any style of music, for singers at any level of experience.

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to sing this course provides an immersive introduction to the fundamentals that you can engage at your own pace, in the privacy of your home.
If you’re an intermediate singer struggling with specific elements of your technique, you'll find strategies for addressing them.
If you’re a highly experienced singer you’ll find the resources you need to perfect your skills and understanding.

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Claudia Friedlander, DMus


From the time I was a three-year-old dancing around the living room to an LP of the Wizard of Oz soundtrack, I longed to sing.
But I was not what you would call a natural singer. As a child, my voice was loud and abrasive; as a young adult, I had difficulty singing in tune as well as limited range, and I concluded that I just didn't have the aptitude to sing well.

Then two wonderful things happened. I engaged in a course of bodywork that helped me release chronic tensions that had been inhibiting my breathing and my vocal range, and I found a teacher who knew how to help me coordinate my newly liberated instrument.

It meant so much to me to be able to sing, after wanting it so much for so long, that I also became fascinated by the concepts and techniques that had helped me, as well as passionate about building on them. I have now been teaching singing for more than twenty years, helping others develop and coordinate their voices and learn to express themselves through song.
Through cultivating my own voice and participating in my students’ exploration and successes, I have come to appreciate the power of singing to not only help us to grow musically but also to help us deepen our awareness and connection to one another and the world we live in, and to enjoy a more expressive, interesting, and impactful journey along the way.